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1. Very Long [163661 words]The Amarnan Kings Book 1: Scarab - Akhenaten by Max Overton [History]
2. Mid-Length [45243 words]The Seven Keys to Texas by T. R. Fehrenbach [History]
3. Long [116019 words]The Soong Sisters by Emily Hahn [History]
4. Mid-Length [40685 words]The Not Forgotten War by Nicholas Dick, Jr. [History]
5. Very Long [338400 words]Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans by T. R. Fehrenbach [History]
1. Very Long [290472 words]Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico by T. R. Fehrenbach [History]
2. Mid-Length [29867 words]The Paris Gun of 1918, and The Century Leading To It by John T. Cullen [History/Technology/Science]
3. Very Long [338400 words]Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans by T. R. Fehrenbach [History]
4. Long [73941 words]Still Waters by DONALD ALLEN KIRCH [History/Suspense/Thriller]
5. Mid-Length [40685 words]The Not Forgotten War by Nicholas Dick, Jr. [History]
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26 Still Waters
  "Once they said God himself could not sink her!" The Maiden voyage of the Titanic was to be the toast of Europe. Filled with the richest people in the world, there was no end to the trip's possibilities. At least, that is what Archaeologist Dennis Parker thought. The voyage was soon interrupted by a series of grisly murders. The type not seen since Jack the Ripper. All hands on the ship were baffled at who the murderer was. Dennis seemed to know. Could the murderer be his cargo? Could the murder... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 73941 - Reading Time: 211-295 min.
Category: History/Suspense/Thriller
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27 Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
by Stephen Dando-Collins
  On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machineguns and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen--American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed US sailors and marines. Just after 2.00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began. This is t... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 121729 - Reading Time: 347-486 min.
Category: History

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28 The Amarnan Kings Book 3: Scarab - Tutankhamen
by Max Overton
  Scarab and her brother Smenkhkare are in exile in Nubia, but are gathering an army to wrest control of Egypt from the boy king Tutankhamen and his controlling uncle, Ay. Meanwhile, the kingdoms are beset by internal troubles and the Amorites are pressing hard against the northern borders. Generals Horemheb and Paramessu must fight a war on two fronts while deciding where their loyalties lie -- with the former king Smenkhkare or with the new young king in Thebes. Smenkhkare and Scarab march on ... more info>> (Published: 2011)

Words: 178099 - Reading Time: 508-712 min.
Category: History

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29 The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters [Secure]
by B.R. Myers
  Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime's domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and other artifacts of the personality cult, Myers analyzes each of the country's official myths in turn-... more info>>
Category: History

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30 The Corydon Snow
by Richard Whitten Barnes
  In 1943, the SS Corydon Snow sails from Pearl Harbor on a voyage that will take it to the most dangerous battle areas of the Pacific. (Published: 2010)

Words: 101299 - Reading Time: 289-405 min.
Category: History/Mainstream
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31 The Great Siege: Malta 1565
by Ernle Bradford
  Suleiman the Magnificent, the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: a dot of an island in the Mediterranean called Malta, occupied by the Knights of St. John, the cream of the warriors of the Holy Roman Empire. A clash of civilizations was shaping up the likes of which had not been seen since Persia invaded Greece. Determined to capture Malta and use its port to launch operations against Europe, Suleiman sent an armada and an overw... more info>> (Published: 1961)

Words: 78795 - Reading Time: 225-315 min.
Category: History
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32 The Jews In America: The Roots, History, And Destiny Of American Jews
by Max Dimont
  Join renowned historian Max I. Dimont in his exploration of the history and roots of Judaism. Among many provocative subjects he investigates are:; The Transformation of the British Anglicans into Hebraic Puritans; The Rise and Fall of German Scientific Judaism; The Tidal Waves of Russian Immigration (1880--1940); The Romantic Revolution; The Great Awakening; The Shaping of Modern Judaism; Jews, God, and Destiny (Published: 1978)

Words: 80846 - Reading Time: 230-323 min.
Category: History
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33 The Not Forgotten War
by Nicholas Dick, Jr.
  The Not Forgotten War chronicles the experiences of Private Nicholas Dick, who served in a machine gun crew during the last few months of the Korean conflict. Those last months were among the bloodiest as both sides fought to claim as much territory as possible prior to reaching a cease-fire agreement. For years after his discharge, Nick was never able to talk about his horrific experiences and never mentioned the frequent nightmares he suffered. After a job injury forced him to take early retir... more info>> (Published: 2002)

Words: 40685 - Reading Time: 116-162 min.
Category: History
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34 The Paris Gun of 1918, and The Century Leading To It
by John T. Cullen
  Alone in the annals of history stands a super-weapon that terrorized Paris during Germany's last desperate campaign to win World War I. The Paris Gun was a marvel of technology. It required the work of astronomers, geographers, physicists, chemists, and other scientific experts to create a weapon that could fire on Paris from behind German lines--a range of 81 miles (130 kilometers). The shell traveled through the edge of space, and calculations had to be made to account for the earth's rotation... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 29867 - Reading Time: 85-119 min.
Category: History/Technology/Science
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35 The Professor of Secrets; Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy [Secure]
by William Eamon
  In the tradition of Galileo's Daughter and Brunelleschi's Dome, this exciting story illuminates the captivating world of the late Renaissance�in this case its plagues, remedies, and alchemy�through the life of Leonardo Fioravanti, a brilliant, remarkably forward-thinking, and utterly unconventional doctor. Fioravanti's marvelous cures and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the people, the scorn of the medical establishment, and a reputation as one of the age's most co... more info>>
Category: History

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36 The Seven Keys to Texas
by T. R. Fehrenbach
  T.R. Fehrenbach defines Texas as "a state of mind." In The Seven Keys To Texas, he provides us with a seven-part framework for understanding this unique and ever-important state: its people, frontiers, land, economy, society, politics, and the change that has taken place and continues as Texas grows and develops. A must read for those who want to better understand Texas or create a vision for its future. (Published: 1996)

Words: 45243 - Reading Time: 129-180 min.
Category: History

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37 The Soong Sisters
by Emily Hahn
  In the early twentieth century, few women in China were to prove so important to the rise of Chinese nationalism and liberation from tradition as the extraordinary three Soong Sisters, Eling, Chingling and Mayling. As told with wit and verve by Emily Hahn, a remarkable woman in her own right, the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China through both world wars. It also chronicles the changes to Shanghai as they relate to a very eccentric family who had the courage to speak out. Gr... more info>> (Published: 1941)

Words: 116019 - Reading Time: 331-464 min.
Category: History
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38 The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England from 1485-1649
by Kathy Lynn Emerson
  For the writer and anyone else interested in Renaissance England (1485-1649), this remarkable resource covers the day-to-day details: fashions, food, customs, family life, the Royal Court, law and punishment, holidays, city and rural living, seafaring and land occupations, alehouses, marriage, birth and death rituals--and a great deal more, written with authority in a wonderfully readable style. Included are bibliographies and internet addresses for further research. Written by Kathy Lynn Emerso... more info>> (Published: 1996)

Words: 85700 - Reading Time: 244-342 min.
Category: History/Reference
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39 This Time Forever
by Linda Swift
  Against his family's wishes Philip Burke, volunteers to defend the Union and instead becomes a prisoner of war, bartering his medical expertise to remain out of prison. When the Union Army invades Tennessee, Clarissa Wakefield's antebellum mansion becomes a Confederate hospital. Philip is placed in charge and against propriety she stays on and helps nurse the wounded. Clarissa's husband is a Confederate soldier and Philip's fiance waits for him in Oswego but the fire between them soon rages o... more info>> (Published: 2011)

Words: 96272 - Reading Time: 275-385 min.
Category: History/Romance

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40 Upon a Crazy Horse
by Frank Allan Rogers
  When Jack Brannigan signed on to chase the ghost of Billy the Kid, he expected challenges. But no man could have expected what he encountered. The brochure had offered a mild caution about "elements." For Jack, those elements tested the limits of human endurance. But the brochure had said nothing about kidnapping- nothing about murder.

Words: 64662 - Reading Time: 184-258 min.
Category: History

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41 Vampire Forensics [Secure]
by Mark Collins Jenkins
  Mark Jenkins�s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampire tales flourished through the centuries and around the globe, fueled by superstition, sexual mystery, fear of disease... more info>>
Category: History
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42 Viking's Bride of Desire
by Theresa Scott
  Torn from home and family, beautiful, gentle Indian woman Winsome is plunged into the wild, and sometimes brutal, Viking life. Brand Bjornson's single-minded pursuit of Viking justice is interrupted when he captures a lovely Indian woman who rejects his advances and insists on her right to give herself only to the man she marries. His sense of honor heightened, can Brand find a way to pursue justice and still keep the one woman he desires? (Published: 2011)

Words: 110374 - Reading Time: 315-441 min.
Category: History/Romance
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43 Viola, A Woeful Tale of Marriage
by Katherine Pym
  Married and with child, Viola is stunned when her husband, Roger, abandons her without a backward glance. The rent is due, and there is no money in her purse. Her father can no longer care for her since his accident, but Viola vows she will not end up in the streets, or become a charity ward of the Parish. She will make her way in the world without a man. She will do it alone, and she will remain an honorable woman. Horatio, a man bitter from betrayal. Not knowing who he is, and as she is ... more info>> (Published: 2010)

Words: 79770 - Reading Time: 227-319 min.
Category: History

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44 Virginal Huntress/Warrior: Her Undying Ice Age Cult
by John T. Cullen
  Fierce and beautiful, she still today brings with her a breath of Ice Age mystery. With minor variations, she is Athena, Joan of Arc, Marianne of the Barricades, and Rosie the Riveter. The Ionians worshipped her since at least Neolithic times. When the Greeks founded the chief city of Attica during the Iron Age, they named their city after her: Athens. Atop the city's high hill, they created a sanctuary dedicated to her, and named its chief temple the Parthenon, which means Temple of the Virgin.... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 21215 - Reading Time: 60-84 min.
Category: History/Spiritual/Religion
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